Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/3/12
As_roma_vs_a20e
Jose Mourinho‘s will be the most closely watched transfer saga of the coming months — a unique feat for someone who is not even a soccer player. The Real Madrid manager’s relationship with club president Florentino Perez has gotten so bad that the two have agreed Mourinho must leave at the end of the season, according to Marca. “José Mourinho will not continue on the Real Madrid bench next season even if the club wins the Champions League,” Marca reports. ” Relations between the Portuguese manager and Real Madrid President … are now practically inexistent. That’s the way things are. Mourinho will negotiate his departure from the club in June 2013.” The report says Perez grew tired of Mourinho’s public antics and difficult character, which have put “strain on the club.” The “Special One” has clashed with star players like Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Mezut Ozil in the last 15 months. Mourinho has taken on the Spanish Federation and UEFA at various points in time, but club officials refuse to publicly back him. Marca says Mourinho believes that Real Madrid directors “only want results from him.” When questioned about the report, Mourinho neither confirmed nor denied its accuracy, the BBC reports. “I am not speaking about this. There’s no story,” he told reporters. There was friction in the Spanish capital last season, and rumors about Mourinho’s imminent departure arose in early 2012. Key figures set aside their differences, and Real went on to win La Liga in record-breaking fashion. Things haven’t gone so well this season  After 14 games, Real is third in La Liga, trailing league-leading Barcelona by 11 points. Marca says the dressing room remains divided, with players and staff tuning out the manager. “Florentino [Perez] is aware that the dressing room is not with the manager, and that his rows and his defiance now have little effect,” the report adds. “They back him up in the outside world, but indoors at the club they ignore him, something which is driving Mourinho to despair.” Mourinho signed a contract extension last summer, which ties him to Real Madrid until 2016. He could reach a settlement with the club and leave as the most in-demand free agent manager in world soccer. Another club, perhaps Manchester City or Chelsea, could pay Madrid a fee to release Mourinho from his contract. Either way, the Mourinho saga has only just begun. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Elway consulted Jim Kelly before drafting nephew Chad

McCloughan a possible candidate for Bills' GM vacancy?

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls

Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Top 10 takeaways from the 2017 NFL Draft

Mitchell Trubisky booed at Celtics-Bulls game, for some reason

Larry Bird's sudden exit adds to uncertainty surrounding Paul George, Pacers

Nationals Adam Eaton out for season with torn ACL

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas talks trash about Bulls on court during Game 6

Jets WR Devin Smith to miss all of 2017 with torn ACL

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker